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2023 NBCC with Keynote Speaker Kem Recap

The NBCC is a place where readers and authors come together and depart friends. Nothing can capture the true essence and joy our weekend of Literary Bliss offers, but this clip does show a tad bit of how we roll–and you should, too.

20th-Annual NBCC: August 2-4, 2024 at the Westin Buckhead

The National Book Club Conference places readers in an upscale, intimate environment with some of their favorite authors–and introduces attendees to new talent to add to their reading lists. The panel discussions on how to publish your book, the dynamics of the publishing industry and Black women’s health lend invaluable information that is lasting.
Since its inception, some of the most famous and talented authors have been a part of our weekend, including NBCC Literary Legend honorees Ambassador Andrew Young and Alice Walker, the prolific Walter Mosley, trailblazing Terry McMillan, inspiring Iyanla Vanzant, dynamic Jenifer Lewis, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Susan L. Taylor,  Tina Lifford, Bryan Stevenson, Pearl Cleage, Hill Harper, Dr. Cornel West, Tavis Smiley, Roland S. Martin, Terrie Williams, Ntozke Shange, Tyrese Gibson, Zane, Kimberla Lawson Roby, Judge Glenda Hatchette, Victoria Rowell and Stephen L. Carter, among many others, including the late Eric Jerome Dickey, E. Lynn Harris, Bebe Moore Campbell, Francis Ray and J. California Cooper.

If you are a reader who enjoys meeting authors and like-minded, fun people from all across the country, the NBCC is not to be missed. We limit registrations to promote intimacy, so please secure your position with a deposit now on our Registration page.

Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley is one of the most versatile and admired writers in America. He is the author of more than 60 critically acclaimed books that cover a wide range of ideas, genres, and forms including fiction (literary, mystery, and science fiction), political monographs, writing guides including Elements of Fiction, a memoir in paintings, and a young adult novel called 47. His work has been translated into twenty-five languages. The NBCC named its most prestigious award after him: The Walter Mosley Author of Distinction

Daniel Black

Daniel Black is an author and professor of African American studies at Clark Atlanta University. His amazing books include The Coming, Perfect Peace and They Tell Me of a Home and Black on Black.   The accomplished orator is the winner of the Distinguished Writer Award from the Middle-Atlantic Writer’s Association and has been nominated for the Townsend Prize for Fiction, the Ernest J. Gaines Award and the Georgia Author of the Year Award. He was raised in Blackwell, Arkansas, and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Zakiya Dalila Harris

Zakiya Dalila Harris is the author of the New York Times best-seller, The Other Black Girl, which is also a television series on Hulu, the streaming network. The Other Black Girl  tells the funny, emotional and familiar story of a Black woman, Nella, being the only Black person working in an office. . . until a Black woman is hired, exciting Nella, who now has someone she can relate to. But then things happen that grabs and holds your attention through the

Nick Chiles

Nick Chiles has distinguished himself as one of the nation’s foremost chroniclers of Black life, culture, and celebrity over the course of his 36-year career—both as a bestselling author and an award-winning journalist. He is the author or co-author of 21 books, including four New York Times bestsellers he wrote with iconic pastor, humanitarian, and producer Bishop T.D. Jakes (Disruptive Thinking: A Daring Strategy to Change How He Live, Lead, and Love; Faith Words-Hachette), R&B icon Bobby Brown (Every Little Step, Dey St.-HarperCollins),

Kimberla Lawson Roby

Kimberla Lawson Roby is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author, Speaker, Writing & Publishing Mentor, Podcast Host, and Founder of Successful Women of Faith – The Sisterhood, Kimberla Lawson Roby, has published 29 books which include her faith-based, nonfiction title, THE WOMAN GOD CREATED YOU TO BE: Finding Success Through Faith—Spiritually, Personally, and Professionally, as well as her novels, such as SISTER FRIENDS FOREVER, BETTER LATE THAN NEVER, SIN OF A WOMAN, A SINFUL CALLING, CHANGING FACES, BEST FRIENDS FOREVER, THE ULTIMATE BETRAYAL,

Victoria Christopher Murray

Victoria Christopher Murray is the New York Times best-selling author or more than 30 books, with more than 1 million in print. She is the author of Stand Your Ground, an NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Fiction and a Library Journal Best Book of the Year. Her most recent works–The Personal Librarian and First Ladies–were smash hits and NY Times bestsellers.   Four of her novels, Lust, Envy, Wrath and Greed have been made into TV movies for Lifetime. Visit her at

Bernice L. McFadden

Bernice L. McFadden is the author of ten critically acclaimed novels including Praise Song for the Butterflies (Long listed for the 2019 Women’s Prize in Fiction ) The Book of Harlan (winner of a 2017 American Book Award and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction) Sugar, Loving Donovan, Nowhere Is a Place, The Warmest December, Gathering of Waters (a New York Times Editors’ Choice and one of the 100 Notable Books of 2012) and Glorious . She is a four-time

Ilyasah Shabazz

Ilyasah Shabazz, the daughter of the legendary Malcolm X,  is an author and professor who promotes higher education for at-risk youth, interfaith dialogue to build bridges between cultures for young leaders of the world, and she participates in international humanitarian delegations. She has penned five books, including the revealing Growing Up X and The Awakening of Malcolm X, a novel with Tiffany D. Jackson. She served as a member of the U.S. Delegation that accompanied President Bill Clinton to South Africa to commemorate

Kalisha Buckhanon

Kalisha Buckhanon is author of the novels Upstate, Conception, Solemn and Speaking of Summer: a book pick of Essence, O Magazine, TIME, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Cosmo, Buzzfeed, Lit Hub and more. Her latest novel Running to Fall makes history as the first book published by, the nation’s oldest and largest website dedicated to black authors and books. Her short stories have been printed in Fiction, Fiction International, Oxford American, Black Renaissance Noire, Michigan Quarterly Review, pluck! and more. She is also seen on ID, BET and TV-One true crime shows as an expert. Kalisha’s debut

Yasmin Angoe

Yasmin Angoe is the Anthony-nominated author of the critically acclaimed thrillers Her Name Is Knight and They Come At Knight of the Nena Knight series. She is a first-generation Ghanaian American and, in 2020, received the Eleanor Taylor Bland Award for Emerging Writers of Color from Sisters in Crime. Yasmin’s books were an Amazon Best Book of the Month for Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, and an Editor’s Pick. Her work has received numerous recognitions, was on a billboard in Times Square, Best Of lists, and a Library Journal Starred Review. Her

Isa Watson

Isa Watson is the founder & CEO of Squad, a next gen, interactive social experience for sports fans. Squad started by making genuine social connectivity with your friends fun and easy; their solution grew quickly among the genz demographic. Isa has been named Top 100 MIT Alumni in Technology and Top 100 Female Founders by Inc Magazine. She is also the author of the bestselling book, Life Beyond Likes: Logging Off Your Screen and Into Your Life, which highlights how

Stacy Hawkins Adams

Stacy Hawkins Adams is an award-winning author and freelance journalist who crafts fiction and nonfiction that helps readers find relevance in their own stories. She has penned nine women’s fiction novels and one nonfiction devotional book. She also has produced a compilation of original quotes and musings in book form (Abound) and in a notecard collection that features the art of actress/author Daphne Maxwell Reid. Stacy’s novel Watercolored Pearls has been a featured title in college coursework; Coming Home was a Target stores “Recommended Read” and The